Gardening moon calendar – December 17, 2023

Royal Observatory (51°28′40″N 0°00′05″W GMT 0)

December 17, 2023


Moon 17 December
Waxing Crescent
Illumination: 24%

Date: December 17, 2023

Day of the week: Sunday

Moon age: 5, 6 lunar day(-s)

Moonrise: ↑ 11:43 am

Moonset:   ↓ 9:13 pm

Moon Sign: Aquarius ♒ and Pisces ♓ (from 8:00 pm)

Element: Air | Water

Moon phase: Waxing Crescent

Plant part: Flower Days | Leaf Days

5 lunar day – until 11:43 am
6 lunar day – from 11:43 am

Moon position on December 17, 2023

On December 17 at 12:00 pm the Moon will be in the Waxing Crescent phase in the zodiacal constellation of Aquarius ♒, according to the calendar it is the 6 lunar day. The percentage of lunar illumination on this day is about 24%. Moonrise will occur at 11:43 am and sunset at 9:13 pm.

Influence and characteristics of the Moon on December 17, 2023

At midday, the Moon is in the Aquarius ♒ ().

Aquarius is considered one of the least fertile signs. Plants planted on this day can become permanent survivors. There is no chance of at least a reasonable yield. However, this is a time when a lot of agro-technical work can be carried out successfully. Weeding, loosening, thinning, pruning and pinching of shoots will be favourable today. You can shape the crowns of fruit and ornamental bushes and prune the whiskers of strawberries. Do not water or feed cultivated plants during Aquarius as there is a high risk of root rot and other root system diseases.

The middle of the day falls on the 6 lunar day (+).

Dedicate today to planting and transplanting, loosening and cultivating the soil, feeding and watering the plants. Do not pick or prune.

Current phase – Waxing Crescent (+).

This is a good time for sowing plants with above-ground crops. Pruning on this day will have the maximum stimulating effect. Among the favourable types of work at this time are planting and transplanting ornamental, fruit and berry trees and shrubs, rooting cuttings, grafting, watering and fertilising. When working with the roots of plants, try to cause them as little damage as possible.

Influence of the day of the week – Sunday (±).

Sunday is under the patronage of the sun. This is the time to rest from pressing matters and spend your free time in joy and fun, in the circle of family, friends and like-minded people. In the garden you can do light work that does not require much effort or energy.

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